LAB Miami Hosts Hack For Change in Wynwood

WLRN offers 5 great reasons why you should check out the hackathon hosted by the LAB Miami this weekend in Wynwood. The hackathon is a local endeavor, part of the National Day of Civic Hacking.

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On Saturday and Sunday, The LAB Miami will host the first-annual Hack for Change: Miami as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. The event endeavors to bring together citizens in the spirit of collaboration to develop new technological solutions for some our country’s oldest problems. Or, as the national website puts it, “to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved, and work together to improve our society.”

If the idea of a hackathon doesn’t excite you, and if Uncle Sam’s call to action doesn’t inspire you, and if you think there is actually a cooler place to be than in the heart of Wynwood, I’ll give you five reasons why you should still register and participate:

1 . Because this hackathon has new faces and new spaces
Most hackathons attract entrepreneurs, programmers, and front-end developers, but this one is also calling on artists, musicians, nonprofits, government employees, and anyone with the time and talent to spare. Hack for Change: Miami has issued three of its own challenges around art, technology and sustainability. With a bevy of other national challenges, there really is something for just about everyone. In a room full of passionate, talented people -– serendipitous collisions abound.

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